Tommy’ weighs in on outsourcing


Tommy H in town to launch his brand here in India is putting his foot in his mouth I think.


bq. Even as he was speaking after opening the city’s first Tommy Hilfiger store at South Ex, he got a call from a friend in the telecom business who’d outsourced his entire operation to India. He’s excited about the possibilities of such arrangements. “That way, American companies will get many more opportunities to make a lot more money and create more employment,” says the designer. More importantly, as a result of the spending power created by the outsourcing business, Hilfiger hopes to find a receptive market finally for his branded products, from shirts to perfumes and underwear, which have been assiduously ripped off for years by the pirates of Ghaffar Market.

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